Migration Museum, Adelaide

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Adelaide holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Migration Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There is a monument or at the entrance of the Museum, here is what was originally there. It seems to place for policy to assimilate the aborigines, Aboriginal children taken from parents, where Western-style education. Natives of the colony goes to everywhere.
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  • It was very interesting to learn about the way the immigration was planned for the colony, and how it changed over time. The personal stories of migrants were fascinating, and it was touching to learn...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit and were fortunate to be able to enjoy a great exhibition from Canberra called "a ticket to paradise" Some very thought provoking displays, including a video about "the sto...  read more »
  • Loved it and learnt alot
  • An interesting, yet overlooked, museum in the North Terrace district. Add this to your itinerary and you won't be disappointed.
  • Extremely interesting information and helpful staff. It's also free entry.
  • It's not to big, but I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of information and exhibits with a lot of interesting history.
  • Just not enough wow factor
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